November 20, 2006

Banner of Truth Top 50 Sellers - Last Six Months

The countdown continues:
#21. Right with God, by John Blanchard - Maybe it's just me, but I struggle a little gospel tract being my only tool for sharing the gospel. This is clearly something more. The chapter headings are pretty clear: The Truth, The Problem, The Failure, The Answer, The Need, The Way Ahead. Another great tool for sharing the gospel is Banner's newer title, The Promise. It's unique; 31 daily Bible readings and some comment that introduces the Christian message by starting in Genesis and taking one to Revelation. Check it out, also.
#22. Secret Key to Heaven, by Thomas Brooks (Puritan Paperback) - Not long ago, I read one of our little booklets by J.C. Ryle, A Call to Prayer, to those at our church's prayer meeting. I know it had an impact on me. This deals with the same subject, only from Thomas Brooks - closet prayer, that which we do/pray when no one else is around. Brooks says, "The power of religion and godliness lives, thrives, or dies as closet prayer lives, thrives, or dies" in our lives. He's right, you know.
#23. Death of Death in the Death of Christ, by John Owen - A young guy named Bob just started working in our packing room this past Monday, helping us out til Christmas. Yesterday, as he was packing this book, I heard him say, "This is one of my all-time favorite books!" You've got good taste, Bob! And it's become a classic, from Owen.
#24. Sketches from Church History, by S. Houghton - I love this book. It's a perfect, high level overview that didn't bog me down. Our family used to homeschool; now, our girls attend a classical Christian school in the area. This book is perfect for use in both of those settings, or just by someone like me who wanted that "big picture" overview.
#25. Glory of Christ, by John Owen (Puritan Paperback) - I stand in awe! Even the back cover of this book says that what Owen writes is sometimes "almost overwhelming." This Puritan Paperback has been abridged and made easier to read; a good way to get introduced to Owen's writings.
#26. Sermon on the Mount, by Sinclair Ferguson - Actually, a good friend let me borrow his copy of this book years ago, and I don't think I ever gave it back! Sorry, Jack W. For the first time, I really got to see how the Beatitudes and Sermon all fit together. I was just with Sinclair a couple of weeks ago, and you know something - he writes just like preaches, as if he's a good friend sitting next to you, chatting about ... whatever.
#27. Bruised Reed, by Richard Sibbes (Puritan Paperback) - Isaiah wrote, "A bruised reed shall he not break and the smoking flax shall he not quench; he shall bring forth judgement unto truth" (Is. 42:1-3). For the weak. For the discouraged. It's been a real encouragement.
#28. Let's Study Ephesians, by Sinclair Ferguson - Another in a great series. See my comments on another in this series, #4, listed above.
#29. Let's Study Revelation, by Derek Thomas - And yet another; ditto to what I just said.
#30 Sovereignty of God, by A.W. Pink - Why do some within the church seemingly fear this truth? I am loving a brand new work, just received, titled, "The Hand of God: The Comfort of Having a Sovereign God." God is sovereign! Embrace this truth, and enjoy the comfort that is ours because this is, in fact, true! We see this in one of our new biographies, Elizabeth Prentiss: More Love to Thee." God's sovereignty is what carried her through.
Numbers 11-20 will be posted next.

1 comment:

Scott Reavely said...

Hi Steve,

Thanks for commenting on our church blog, Treasure Chest. Valley of Vision has been such a blessing to me and as a result to our church. I think we've sold two cases of it over the years. It helps me prepare for pastoral prayer on Sunday morning like nothing else.

Your comment made me wonder about permissions on using those prayers on the web. I appreciate your grace and hope it is OK if we use them that way.

I would like very much to meet you when you come to Oregon. Thanks again.